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January is School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District is joining in the celebration. Working as a Team of Eight, the SCUC ISD Trustees serve a role that has become increasingly complex, making decisions aimed at ensuring that every child at SCUC ISD has a chance to graduate as College Ready and/or Career Ready and/or Military Ready.

To do that, SCUC ISD Trustees oversee a budget of over $158 million, keep up with ever-changing education laws and mandates, and spend countless hours on professional learning and state-mandated training.

In a time of uncertain state and federal funding, these local leaders work together to give every child at SCUC ISD an opportunity for access to high quality teaching and learning. 

The SCUC ISD Board Trustees are:

Mr. Robert Westbrook, President

Mrs. Amy Driesbach, Vice-President

Mr. Jerry Perkins, Secretary

Mr. Ed Finley, Assistant Secretary

Mr. Gary Inmon, Trustee

Mr. David Pevoto, Trustee

Mrs. Letticia Sever, Trustee

Mr. Robert Westbrook, President

“My service with SCUC ISD is borne from a social responsibility to the community in which I live.

Of course there are some personal reasons like wanting to share my talents with others, a desire to represent different groups, developing relationships, and wanting a better education for all students but especially my children.  However, the balance of my motivation comes from Luke 12:48.  We are held responsible for what we have and our talents should be used for the betterment of those around us.”

 

Mr. Gary Inmon, Trustee:

“My family and I have been a part of SCUC-ISD since 1979.  It’s been the honor of a lifetime to have served with a leadership team that has seen the District grow into one of the best performing and highest rated districts in the State. SCUC-ISD truly cares about supporting and promoting each student and staff member.”

 

Mr. David Pevoto, Trustee:

“As a 22 year administrator in SCUCISD, from 1984-2006, I have a deep affection for this district. It’s been very good to me and my family. My wife, Mary, also a former long-time employee of the district is a product of this school district having attended school here from First Grade at Schertz Elementary (there was no Kindergarten at the time) through graduating from Clemens HS.

 

My Father in Law, Mary’s dad, was also a teacher at Samuel Clemens HS.

 

Our son, Kyle, also is a product of this school district having started here in First Grade at Rose Garden Elementary to graduating from Samuel Clemens HS. He is currently a teacher and coach at Clemens, making him a third generation teacher in this district from our family. Our Daughter in Law, Lori, teaches here at Green Valley Elementary and our two Granddaughters attend schools in SCUCISD.

 

I ran for the School Board to help provide our students with the best educational experience possible. I also want to support our employees and try to provide them with the facilities and materials they need to be successful at their jobs. I want to continue the work of the many wonderful School Board members who came before me."

 

 Mrs. Letticia Sever, Trustee

“About 10 years ago, my husband decided to retire from the army out of Stuttgart Germany. After researching the San Antonio areas and visiting several places, we decided to make Schertz home. One of the biggest draws to this area was the school system; it had a fair number of military families, and had an understanding and respect for military kids. Having experienced many different educational settings both as a military brat and a military spouse, I realized right away that SCUC ISD had a unique culture of its own; teachers & school staff were very approachable & caring, kids were accepting, and as a whole there was a wholesome, family centered feel to the district. Because this district was smaller at the time, I did also see opportunities so I jumped into volunteering with our schools and community. At the school level I've served on PTCs, scholarship committees, booster clubs, campus improvement committees, communities in schools, tutored math, and helped in the classroom. At the district level, I've helped develop our mission, vision, & belief statements as well as served on the Community Advisory Committee, & the District Improvement Committee. My volunteer time in the Schertz community has been with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, the Library Board and the Historical Preservation Committee.

 

Those who know me, will tell you my passions are my family, educational issues, and watching my two youngest wrestle. I can be found many weekends at wrestling tournaments talking school related issues with parents when I'm not yelling "get your points!" At my boys. I am also a huge advocate for community involvement in our schools. Schools are at the heart of a community and we should be working hand in hand to make our schools and our students successful.

 

I chose to be a School Board Member because I care deeply about the education of our students and all those involved in educating our kids. We do a very good job of staying laser focused on our students' education and I want to continue seeing our district provide our students the best possible education that can be offered and maintain our educational excellence.”

 

Mr. Jerry Perkins, Secretary

“I’ve always felt a need to serve other people and to help them achieve more in life. In 2015 three members were coming off the board, so I felt the need to fill one of those upcoming vacancies. Serving on the school board is a great way to fill this need. It sounds like a cliché, but youth are our future. Preparing our children for the future is vital to our society. Overseeing the development and execution of the local public education is very rewarding to me. It is also important to give all children an equal chance at a strong education. Having served for three years, I have learned this role has been much more demanding and rewarding than I expected!”

 

Mrs. Amy Driesbach, Vice-President

“I chose to serve on the school board to be an advocate for the teachers, students, and our community.  I come from a long line of educators (grandmother, mother, and aunts) and always knew I wanted to be an educator from an early age.  After years of teaching, educational consulting, and volunteering in the SCUC school district, I felt I could serve my community by running for the school board.  I have thoroughly enjoyed these past 3 1/2 years on the board and look forward to the future.  I’m grateful to serve with others on this board that are passionate about providing the best education for our SCUC students.”

 

Mr. Ed Finley, Assistant Secretary

“I ran for school board to provide a public service to our students, staff and stakeholders. Public education is the backbone of our nation, and I appreciate serving a community that provides the engagement and input necessary to allow us to make the best decisions for our students.”